In the last few years, the rates of drug addiction have been noted as increasing. In a recent study pertaining to opioid addiction from PRWEB, it was reported that “Since 1990, the prevalence of prescription pain reliever use has risen from 42% to 74% among those 12 and older.”
In this blog post, I will discuss some causes and consequences of opioid addiction, as well as what you can do if you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction.
Colin Quenzel is a member of the 2018 class of The Young Digital Leaders at EDUCAUSE – a national nonprofit organization championing open dialogue on critical issues in higher education, including privacy and cybersecurity. He has two completed college degrees: an Associate’s degree earned in 2014 and a Bachelor’s degree earned in 2017. His work experience includes internships such as YouTube Director of Higher Education.
What is a Goal?
The first thing that needs to be determined is what your goal is. Do you want to get better? Do you want to continue using? Or do you want to stop?
If you want to stop, you need to make sure that you have the right motivation. Are you doing this because you want to help yourself, or because you want to be the one that saves others? Are you trying to prove to yourself that you can do it? If you’re trying to help yourself, then you need to make sure that you have the right support system.
Are you in a place where you feel comfortable with the consequences of your actions? Do you have access to your medication? Is your doctor in a place where they will not judge you.
What Is Your Why?
When we were young, we were told that we should have a reason to get up in the morning. We were told that we needed a reason to go to bed at night.
When you think about it, why do you want to stop? Is it because you don’t like yourself? Or is it because you want to help someone else?
If you want to stop because you want to help someone else, then you need to make sure that you are doing the right thing. You need to find a place where you can talk to someone that has been through it. Someone who has been there before. Someone who will not judge you, but will tell you that they know what you are going through.
How to Achieve Your Goals:-
It is very important that you set goals. This will help you to have a plan. If you do not have a plan, then you will not know how to reach your goal.
If you want to get better, you need to start with yourself. This will help you to have a better understanding of yourself. This will help you to know what is important to you.
If you want to stop, you need to set a date. This will help you to have a time frame.
This is what I know so far about opioid addiction. I would like to know if you have any comments or questions.
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